by Marion Nestle

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Nov 5 2022

Tonight in Seattle: Slow Cooked in conversation with Dr. Jim Krieger

TODAY: Seattle Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.  Information is here.


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Oct 26 2022

Fact-checking my memoir

I tend to refer to my new memoir—tongue in cheek, of course—as my first work of fiction because I know my memory is fickle.

But sometimes I get it right!

A friend who read Slow Cooked sent me a news release that turns out to fact-check this passage in my book.

“Perhaps by coincidence”?   Not at all.

The October 13 story is titled: “Stanford University apologizes for limiting Jewish student admissions during the 1950s.

The apology comes after a task force appointed by the university’s president in January completed an archive-based report that found that Stanford took actions to suppress its admission of Jewish students…The report focuses on a 1953 university memo by university administrators who expressed concern about the number of Jewish students being admitted to Stanford, as well as a drop in enrollment from two Southern California high schools known to have large Jewish populations: Beverly Hills High School and Fairfax High School (my empasis).

In 1953, I was a senior at Fairfax High School when I applied to Stanford.  At the time, perhaps 90% of Fairfax High students were Jewsih.

The Stanford report says:

As mentioned earlier, between 1949 and 1952 Stanford enrolled 67 students from Beverly Hills High School and 20 students from Fairfax. From 1952 to 1955 Stanford enrolled 13 students from Beverly Hills High School and 1 from Fairfax.  The Registrar’s records do not indicate any
other public schools that experienced such a sharp drop in student enrollments over that same six-year period or any other six-year period during the 1950s and 1960s.

That one student accepted from Fairfax High School between 1952 and 1955 was in my class and happened not to be Jewish.

Here’s the New York Times’ account of Stanford’s apology.


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Oct 19 2022

Today: NYU Bookstore, 6:00 p.m. A presentation on Slow Cooked.

The bookstore is on Broadway between Washington Place and Waverly Place, close to the Astor Place (6) and 8th Street (R, W) subway stops.  Admission is free and does not require registration.  I will talk about the book, answer questions, and be happy to sign any that are offered.  Should be fun!

Oct 4 2022

It’s published! Slow Cooked launches TODAY!

Today is the official publication day for my memoir, Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics. 

I’ve been posting the early reviews and comments on the page devoted to this book.

You can still get a 30% discount at the University of California Press site.  At checkout, use code 21W2240.

I’ll be speaking about the book online and in person.

  • OCTOBER 6, Thursday.  In person with MOFAD and WNYC in conversation with Laura Shapiro.  7:00 to 8:15 p.m.  Books available for signing.   Greene Space, 44 Charlton.  Information and tickets HERE.
  • OCTOBER 12, Wednesday.  Online with NYU’s Fales Library in conversation with Clark Wolf.  5:00-6:00 p.m.  Registration is HERE.
  • OCTOBER 13, Thursday.  Online with Hunter’s Food Policy Center in conversation with Charles Platkin, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Registration is HERE.
  • OCTOBER 19, Wednesday.  In person at NYU’s Bookstore, 726 Broadway @ Waverly: Meet the Author and book signing.  6:00 p.m.  (The bookstore usually closes at 6:00 but will stay open for this event).  No registration needed; just come!

Later scheduled events are listed under Appearances.

I’m eager to hear what you think of it.   Enjoy!

Sep 30 2022

Slow-Cooked: Arriving next week!

I’m on pins and needles.  The official publication date for my forthcoming memoir is October 4.

Sep 23 2022

Coming soon: Slow Cooked

Out October 4.  For 30% off, go to  Use code 21W2240 at checkout.

I’m thrilled and grateful for the blurbs on my forthcoming memoir.  Thanks!

Sep 15 2022

Slow Cooked: Arriving October 4

Here are a couple of comments from early readers.


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Sep 5 2022

Labor Day: I’m celebrating mine

This is what I’ve been working on for the past few years.  It’s coming out early in October!

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